Donnah Laster

Now Let’s Get In Formation

"You need math to live your life fruitfully."

Quick Facts

Featured in: Dancing Machine (August 2021)

Current Role: Cost Analyst for the U.S. Army, Entrepreneur/Finance Manager, Mathematician, and Dancer


  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in English at Marygrove College
  • Master of Business Administration at Wayne State University
  • Ph.D. in Global Leadership at Indiana Institute of Technology, in process


Helping families and small businesses manage their finances, and of course…Dancing!

In our August 2021 – Dancing Machine box, Donnah tells us her math story, how she got to where she is today, what and who inspired her to pursue a career in math, and how she didn’t even think she was good at math. Donnah also talks about dancing and how dance and math are connected. 

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“I was three. My mom put me in dance before I was in preschool. I love it and I stop dancing until I retired as a coach. I was in ballet and jazz and tap. Then, I was in an African dance troupe from elementary school until high school, I was on the Pomerettes dance team with the marching band.”

Check out our August 2021 – Dancing Machine box to see Donnah Lasters’ FULL interview!